Gobi champions local infrastructure funding bill 


Published: 7/6/2020 4:58:45 PM
Modified: 7/6/2020 4:58:42 PM

BOSTON — Sen. Anne M. Gobi (D-Spencer) and the state legislature has passed the “Chapter 90” bond bill aimed at funding local road and bridge repairs for FY21, continuing the legislature’s strong commitment to supporting our cities and towns.

The legislation passed authorizes $200 million in Fiscal Year 2021 for municipal infrastructure improvements across the Commonwealth. This investment provides cities and towns with the ability to plan their construction needs in advance, giving communities access to predictable and consistent funding.

“I appreciate the hard work of the highway departments in my district,” said Sen. Gobi on the funding announcement. “They do a phenomenal job keeping our roads and bridges in good shape, and every penny is wisely used. These funds will assist them in making plans for future projects, repairs, and maintenance.”

“Chapter 90” funds are allocated using a longstanding formula based on community road miles, population and employment. The expected apportionment to Senator Gobi’s communities includes the following:

<sbull value="sbull"><text xmlns="urn:schemas-teradp-com:gn4tera"></text></sbull>Athol in the amount of $508,650

<sbull value="sbull"><text xmlns="urn:schemas-teradp-com:gn4tera"></text></sbull>Petersham in the amount of $250,313

<sbull value="sbull"><text xmlns="urn:schemas-teradp-com:gn4tera"></text></sbull>Phillipston in the amount of $188,654

• Templeton in the amount of $334,385

<sbull value="sbull"><text xmlns="urn:schemas-teradp-com:gn4tera"></text></sbull>Winchendon in the amount of $456,901

This total for all towns amounts to over $8.9 million in funding for the Senator’s district.

For more information on the bill, contact Senator Gobi’s office by phone at (617) 722-1540, or by email at Anne.Gobi@MASenate.gov.

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